Monthly Archive:: February 2014

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Beyond the Inca Trail – 5 other great South American treks

Tell someone you’re going to do a long-distance walk in South America and the chances are that they’ll instantly picture you on the Inca Trail. The insanely popular 4-5 day trek to Machu Picchu is quite rightly regarded as the most spectacular way to arrive at the

February’s Sunvil Supper Club: Tiramisù

Tiramisù is a sweet dessert that originates from Italy. There are mixed views on exactly when and where in Italy the cake originated but many believe that it was first created in the late 1600s in Siena, Tuscany. The dessert was supposedly prepared in honour of the

Summer of fun in the Faroes

In recent years the Faroe Islands have become an increasingly popular holiday destination. Just an hour’s flight north of Scotland and two hours from London, these small dots of land in the North Atlantic draw thousands of visitors who come mainly to enjoy the islands’ wild landscapes

Top 7 attractions of the Azores

The Azores offer a wide variety of activities and attractions for the steady stream of people who visit the islands each year. With nine islands spread over a wide expanse of the Atlantic, each one with its own character and its own unique attractions, holidays to the

The myths and legends of the Northern Lights

While air travel has made the Northern Lights increasingly accessible in recent years, the chance of a sighting of nature’s finest display is far from guaranteed. And despite the occasional disappointment for a visitor who has been thwarted by persistent cloud cover, that’s probably exactly the way

Verona Wet or Dry?

Just imagine a much anticipated weekend break in any UK city when it never stopped raining. Picture the miserable faces, the hunched figures scuttling for shelter, the dark bleakness of the buildings, and that overwhelming sense of bitter disappointment. Now imagine the opposite: a city at ease